July 16, 2013
When it comes to choosing the proper controller to augment your DVS setup, your options are many – but there are some simple steps you can take to help you narrow your search down. First thing you want to ask yourself is, “Do I want to have full control over my DVS system without touching my computer?” If you answered yes to this, then you’ll want a control that has line and crossfade options, as well as some way to progress through each track (usually a jogwheel). Just because you want to have it all in a single controller does not mean that the controller needs to be fairly large either.
There are actually smaller micro controller systems that are meant for such a purpose, and these controllers are no longer than fraternity’s pledge paddle. Of course, when you go small you are going to have to give up things …
September 21, 2012
There is enough midi equipment out there to please any DJ or Producer, but it isn’t always easy to figure out what suits you best. Your first idea, like many, is to seek out review of the best gear at the cheapest price, and hopefully you’ll find one piece of equipment that satisfies all of your needs. Once you have obtained that controller, you find that it isn’t enough or it’s too much for you needs.
Modularity is the key issue you need to take into consideration. All-in-one units like the Vestax VCI-400 give you everything you need at your fingertips, but perhaps the buttons are big enough for your liking. On the other hand, you have modular units like the Traktor Kontrol F1 that make great additions to any setup, but it’s still one more thing that you have to plug in and mount. Consider your needs, and choose …